Health and wellbeing support launches workshops

More help for community’s vulnerable.

The Wellbeing team at Witton Lodge Community Association has enjoyed a buoyant start to 2020.

During January the team’s programme of health and wellbeing support has seen the launch of brand-new workshops targeting the vulnerable and elderly.

Drop-in sessions being delivered at Erdington Library on Monday afternoons and Perry Common Community Hall on Thursday afternoons are helping people to combat stress and anxiety. New workshops which focus on dealing with issues ranging from low self-esteem to sleeping problems have also started across town at Ralph Barlow Gardens.

The sessions are delivered by Health and Wellbeing Officers, Fauzia and Rebecca.

“These Health and Wellbeing workshops have proved really popular and satisfy an urgent need that we have identified among the local community,” said Fauzia, who suggests the continued success of the Wellbeing team in delivering support to those who need it most positively reflects the organisation’s proactive approach to community engagement.

“The workshops that we have put together are to ensure clients gain the confidence they need to go forward in life, to improve their mental and emotional health in ways which gives them hope, belief and ambition for the future,” she added.

“As we continue to deliver our social prescribing program and reach out to local communities in the North of Birmingham, one of our newest successes is the working partnership we have established with Erdington job centre where we now deliver one-to-one sessions with clients to identify any barriers and needs which may be restricting them from reaching their potential.”

Monday’s drop-in sessions at Erdington Library take place from 2-4pm. The Thursday sessions at Perry Common Community Hall run from 1.30-3.30pm. For more information call Fauzia or Rebecca on 0121 382 1930.